San Diego composer Lei Liang has turned the eccentric heiress Sarah Winchester and her strange obsessions into a one-act chamber opera, titled “Inheritance,” which received its premiere last week in the Experimental Theatre at UC San Diego’s Conrad Prebys Music Center.
Shows about the iconic detective, Sherlock Holmes, continue to be presented all over San Diego County. Theaters such as The Old Globe, Moxie Theatre and Scripps Ranch Theatre have all recently produced shows that tie into the world of Arthur Conan Doyle’s great British sleuth.
Mariinsky Orchestra Combines with the San Diego Symphony in Triumphant Seventh Symphony by Shostakovich
Wednesday’s concert at the Jacobs Music Center paired St. Petersburg’s noted Mariinsky Orchestra and the San Diego Symphony under the baton of Valery Gergiev performing Dmitri Shostakovich’s demanding Seventh Symphony, “Lenningrad.” Gergiev and his astute musicians brought unusual illumination to this vast Shostakovich score, and the combined artistry of these orchestras elevated the Seventh Symphony to unexpected heights.
Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, one of the most popular operas in the standard repertoire, seems like a natural to open San Diego Opera’s 2018-19 season. And, with a well-directed and sung production it proved to be an excellent start to what looks to be a strong season…